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Most memories of my childhood were visual. I was always just watching everything and everyone and quietly letting it all sink in. I grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and loved being outside, loved dancing and listening to my parents’ albums and loved reading and looking at photos in books & magazines.

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Most memories of my childhood were visual. I was always just watching everything and everyone and quietly letting it all sink in. I grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and loved being outside, loved dancing and listening to my parents’ albums and loved reading and looking at photos in books & magazines.

After graduating from Miami of Ohio with a degree in Retail Management and a minor in Photography, I moved to Chicago and eventually broke into photography working with a wonderful fashion photographer, John Beckett soaking in all I could about the studio, the cameras, the shoots, but mostly how to make the models feel so at ease in front of the camera.

I became a photo editor for 2 national magazines both in print and web and enjoyed learning about the other side of the photography business. In 1997 I finally got back behind the camera and photographed an amazing trip to Italy. When I returned, I exhibited my Italy images and that was the start of my business. I soon found a niche for working with children and developed a style that stood apart from the studio style portraits. I photographed them just being themselves and enjoying being kids.

I still love shooting with film but have finally joined the digital age, but primarily work with a 50mm 1.4 lens that is significant to my style of photography. I photograph everything from children and families to weddings, corporate head shots, travel, lifestyle and also work with commercial clients photographing real models, products, food and architectural spaces for annual reports, packaging, advertising and other forms of marketing and promotion.

I have a natural light studio in Evanston with a great park across the street. I spent 6 years on the Board of Directors for the Evanston Chamber of Commerce, the Chair of The Evanston Arts Council and work for Northwestern University, Student Affairs Marketing, doing photography and design work for the division. I always keep shooting for myself and exhibit that work whenever I can and finding the many amazing images in everyday life.

I still am letting it all sink in and appreciating every moment. Read Less
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